Latest USA Work Permit Updates 2019

If You Who Want to Visit America For Job, Then You Should Know About The Current Changes That Are Made By The American Government in H1-B Work Permit Visa

The H1-B visa is an employment-based visa for temporary worker. That means that H1B visa holder must be employed in such a position that requires specialized skill or knowledge. A vast majority believes that obtaining USA work permit visa is a golden chance to move forward in their life. HIB visa is a very popular because any one can switch from H1B to green card easily. Many students studying in America try to shift themselves from student visa to H1B visa.

Some Major Changes That Were Made in H1B Visa

Previously those who were living in America including students also used to apply for the H1B visa. Each year, the US Citizenship and immigration services (USICS) used to open 20,000 visas for those who were currently living in US including students who were studying there and 65,000 visas for foreign workers all around the globe with bachelor’s degree or equivalent recruited by the Foreign Companies. Amongst them around 60 percent were Indians that were recruited by the IT companies.

Currently major changes are being made in H1B visa by the USIC. The figures had been altered in contrast with the past. The number of visas for those who are living in America have increased from 20,000 to 65,000. The applications that were accepted apart from America have reduced from 65,000 to 20,000 per year.

Another change that is made with respect to the H1B visa is pre-registration that will be done online. When the registration process will be done, with lottery system those who will be selected their documents will be attached and the file will be sent to start the visa process. These major changes are made after the takeover of the new American President Donald Trump. President Donald Trump said that he wants to improve the visa process for the skilled foreign workers legally in the country. Trump said holders of H1-B visas by professionals could “rest assured that changes are soon coming which will bring both simplicity and certainty to your stay, including a potential path to citizenship.”

The lottery system introduced by the USIC is very much beneficial for some H1B applicants.  International students graduating from US colleges with master’s degree have better chance of receiving H1B visa in the United States.  

Those skilled professionals who step into America through H1B visa used to sponsor their spouse. The spouse were given the rights till last year to do their work but now the question has arisen that could those spouse would be able to work furthermore? The Law Makers Agencies in US are now committed that the spouse should be given rights to work or not.

Some Research About the H1B Visa

According to recent reports US tech giants like Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Intel are among the top 10 employers of approved H1B applications. Amazon in 2017 was the second highest guarantor of H1B visa with 2515 such visas. According to these circumstances one could expect that the US government supports the H1B visa.

Indian and Chinese are at the top amongst the nations that apply for H1B visa. According to the statistics in 2016 they considered for 82 percent of H1B visas. The gap in technology industry is filled by the Indian who are recruited by the Information Technology companies because of their high skills. The spokesperson of United States Citizenship and Immigration Service USICS gave an interview to CNN in which he told that this change in work permit visa will increase the number of H1B visa holder in United states.

Eligibility Criteria

The H1B visa is issued only to those who want to go to America on work bases. The applicant must have a bachelors degree or its equivalent. Applicant must have completed bachelor’s degree or higher in any specific field from registered university. Hold an unrestricted state license or certification in any specific field. Have recognized education, experience or training in the specific field.

What is The USCIS Fee for Filing For H1B Petition

The fees which is paid by the employer or the sponsor for filing the H1B petition ranges between &1570 to $2320.

Limit of H1B Visa

The total stay limit of H1B visa is 6 years after that the visa expires and the applicant have to return to his/her country before the visa expires. The Initial approval of stay is for 3 years which can be extended for further 3 years. If you are still in the US on an H1B visa and wish to remain in the US for more than six years, you can apply for permanent residency in the US to receive a Green Card. If you do not gain permanent residency prior to the expiration of your H1B visa, then you must live outside the US for at least one year before reapplying for another H1B visa.

Specialized Fields for H1B Visas

The following fields are included in H1B visa

  • Accountancy
  • Architecture
  • Arts
  • Computer programming
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • International business management
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Modeling
  • Nursing
  • Research
  • Sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Theology



H1B visa holder can sale or purchase property in United States of America. The H1B visa holder can also invest in stock market as well. Please note that individuals cannot apply directly for an H-1B visa. Instead the employer must petition for entry of the employee.

Applying For H1B visa

Anyone cannot apply for the H1B visa as an individual. There should be a United States employer who has to sponsor one’s H1B visa. To sponsor a visa an employer must

  1. File a Labor Condition Application (LCA) with the U.S. Department of Labor
  2. File USCIS Form I-129, Petition for nonimmigrant worker with H supplement and supporting documentation and the approved LCA with the USCIS.

If an individual is a foreginer, s/he must take the H1B approval notice to the American Consulate to acquire  H1B visa. If s/he is already living in the U.S., s/he can start working for his/her employer as soon as s/he receive the H1B approval notice.

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